MiG Ayesa, Vocalist
Born in Manila, Philippines, MiG's family moved to Sydney, Australia when he was aged 2, where he and his older brother Andrew were then raised. MiG attended St. Patrick's College, Strathfield and went on to study communications at Macquarie University, Sydney. During this time MiG was also a singer/songwriter forming several bands, like RANDY BADASS AND THE SLICKMASTER 5 and LOVETOWN, as he pursued his life-long dream of becoming a recording artist.
At the age of 20, MiG landed the role of 'Ritchie Valens' in BUDDY...THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY that propelled his life on a very different course, taking him away from his studies and into acting in movies, theatre, and television.
In 2002, MiG moved to London, England, UK in order to further pursue his dream of becoming a recording artist. In June 2005, while MiG was starring as 'Galileo Figaro' in QUEEN's smash hit musical WE WILL ROCK YOU, he was chosen to appear on the CBS television series ROCKSTAR:INXS, which brought him to Los Angeles, California, USA. Shortly after the finale, MiG and his wife packed up their life again and moved to L.A., upon his securing a major record deal with music giant UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP.
In December of 2006, MiG's self-titled debut CD was released in the Philippines, then in Australia the following month. Then with the addition of three originally penned tracks it was released in the United States and Canada in April of 2007.
In September of 2007, after moving to New York City, MiG took off again to reprise his role as 'Galileo' for the International Tour of WE WILL ROCK YOU. Along the way, MiG's debut CD continued to be released to coincide with the show's opening in each new territory (New Zealand, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Thailand). The video for SHE LOVED was also released and was aired on MTV Asia and Channel V.
In September of 2008, MiG appeared in HANDEL'S MESSIAH ROCKS, which was released on CD/DVD fall of 2009, as well as airing as a PBS-TV special across the USA.
In October of 2009, MiG launched the 'call to arms' global campaign UNITED AS ONE, helping raise awareness and desperately needed funds to the people of the Philippines affected by Typhoon Ondoy, and consequently by following typhoons that continue to cause devastating floods.
In January 2010, MiG made his Broadway debut in BURN THE FLOOR, as well as in the months thereafter touring with the show to Australia, Japan, Korea, Canada, and USA.
In September 2010, MiG opened the 1st National Tour of ROCK OF AGES, as the legendary rocker 'Stacee Jaxx'.
March 2011, MiG returned to Broadway to reprise his role in ROCK OF AGES for the show's reopening at the Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City. August 2011, MiG released his sophomore album entitled 'MORE THAN EVER'. This second release is a culmination of years of determination and heralds the coming of age of MiG as a recording artist. December 2011, MiG returned to London to reprise his role in THRILLER LIVE.
May 2012, MiG returned to the Philippines to reprise his role as 'Stacee Jaxx' in a completely sold out new production of ROCK OF AGES.
February 2013, MiG reprised his role as 'Galileo Figaro' for the 2013 'WE WILL ROCK YOU' 10th ANNIVERSARY WORLD ARENA TOUR, successfully completing runs in Finland, Denmark, UK, Ireland,
Netherlands, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Croatia.
June 2013, MiG returned to the Philippines for ROCK OF AGES, the 'repeat run', in which he played legendary rocker 'Stacee Jaxx', and also in October 2014, for a third season.
February 2014, MiG took the QUEEN SYMPHONIC SPECTACULAR to Australia, which included totally sold out concerts at the Sydney Opera House. June 2014, MiG returned to New Zealand to play 'Rooster' in ANNIE. November 2014, MiG announced the launch of his new TV travel reality show FIL IT UP. Co-hosted with Sophie Sumner, this show aired in January 2015. In conjunction with this, MiG released the new video for 'UNITED AS ONE'. November 2014, MiG returned to the West End for THRILLER LIVE, which then toured Australia, New Zealand
October 2015, MiG starred as 'Robert Kincaid' in the first international production of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY in Manila, Philippines.
July 2016 MiG starred with Tanya Manalang and Lea Salonga for the concert CURTAINS UP! at Resorts World Manila.
2016-2018, MiG joins THE TENORS OF ROCK and ROCK RHAPSODY on ships all around the world, as well as starring in his own solo show MiG ROCKS THE BOAT.
In 2018, MiG originated the role of 'Jamie Crimson' in the world premiere production of the Air Supply musical, ALL OUT OF LOVE.
MiG is in the process of working on new material for an upcoming album.